Sunday 5 April 2015

14' Peterborough recanvassing

Weather hits 2 degrees Celsius, time to canvas a boat. A 14' Peterborough restored for a daughter goes quick, especially with many hands

Stretching the canvas, the upside down method. Much prefer this to right side up and bracing the boat down in the taught canvas

Nice and taught.

A few more strokes on the come-a-long and its ready. The Ford anchor works fine

Other end anchored to the wall. 

Clothespins in place

Ready to mark the ribs, staple guns loaded with Stainless 

Sides done, boat cut out and ready to close ends

Gotta do the spots where the boat sits on the sawhorses

Dyed seat cane 


The lesson here is to have batteries for the camera, but it did get done! Just no shots of closing in the ends...

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Jointer progress

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Update to the jointer being rebuilt, picked up replacement bearings and pulleys this afternoon, now cosmetics will have to be finished for assembly . With the old motor being junk, a 110/220v Leeson motor will be used. It came with a small flat belt pulley, and the old cutterhead pulley was a dual with a piece missing, and keyed and screwed to the shaft.
Needing the cutterhead to turn at just under 4000rpms, the new compression hub pulleys are more secure, better balanced and with their increased weight will contribute to overall smoother operation. New offset bearings were sourced, 7052 and 7053s are common, but built in the 40s this unit used a slight offset. Shims could have been used, but OEM are always better.

Offset hubs

Compression pulley and old dual unit

New motor pulley, old flat belt pulley take off

Feels like close to 10lbs of pulleys

Assembly next....